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722nd -- Message on Sowing and Reaping


I hope you are doing well and are in the best of health. I am doing very
well and am thankful for another day that God has given us. The Ministry
work that God has called me into has been a tremendous blessing in my life.
I know many people believe that ministers give much of themselves and do 
not receive in like manner, but that is not the case at all. I believe the
one who ministers receives more from the Lord than those who are ministered
to. The Lord is faithful to supply every need in their life and encourage
them to know that they are doing good. I am thankful to God in heaven for
using a simple vessel like myself to encourage, inspire, challenge and 
reaffirm His people in their walk with Him. I dare not take an ounce of 
credit because God did it all and He alone deserves the Honor, Glory and 
Praise. If you have received anything from God’s Work Ministry, give 
thanks to the Lord because He is the one who did it. (Isaiah 42:8)

The Lord has spoken to my heart to write a message on the benefits and 
blessings that givers receive from both man and God. There are many people
who question giving whether it be of their time or their finances. What 
they lack in understanding is keeping them from reaching the heights which
God wishes for them to reach. We must understand that everything God has
created is meant to reproduce and multiply. But in order for there to be
multiplication of anything, seeds must first be sown so that there will be
a harvest or fruit from those sown seeds. We read in the first book of the
Bible Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and 
cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
I hope this message on giving and receiving ministers to your heart and 
shows you that we the givers have much more to gain than those who receive
from us. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8) (Genesis 1:22) (1 Corinthians 3:6-9)

There are many instances shown throughout the Bible that God will reward 
the obedience of those who give no matter what it is. There is a great 
story in 1 Kings 17:8-16 about Elijah the Prophet. God sent Elijah to 
Zarephath where God told him a widow woman would give him something to eat.
Elijah followed God's instructions and when he came near to the woman in 
that town, Elijah asked her if she had anything to eat. She informed him
that she had only a little bit of food left for herself and her son. She
then went on to say that this was the last amount of food they had and 
after they would eat that last meal they would die of starvation. Elijah
knew that this would not be the case if she believed what he would say 
next. We read in verses 13-16 “But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid!
Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me 
first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your son.
For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There will always be 
flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord 
sends rain and the crops grow again!” So she did as Elijah said, and she 
and Elijah and her son continued to eat for many days. There was always 
enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the Lord had 
promised through Elijah.” (Malachi 3:10-12) (2 Samuel 9:1-13) (Psalm 37:1-6)

The Lord is faithful to extend and supply everything we need when we obey
His Word. What we sow is promised to be multiplied to us again. Even 
believing God's word by obeying what He says can bring a harvest into our
lives. Another great story concerning obedience is found in 2 Kings 4:1-8
where a widow came to Elisha the Prophet to ask for help. She informed him
that her husband who served Elisha had died and now a creditor came to her
to demand her two sons to be his slaves unless she could pay the debt. 
Elisha answered her as we read in verses 2-7 “What can I do to help you?”
Elisha asked. “Tell me, what do you have in the house?” “Nothing at all, 
except a flask of olive oil,” she replied. And Elisha said, “Borrow as 
many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors. Then go into
your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from
your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled.” So 
she did as she was told. Her sons kept bringing jars to her, and she filled
one after another. Soon every container was full to the brim! “Bring me 
another jar,” she said to one of her sons. “There aren’t any more!” he 
told her. And then the olive oil stopped flowing. When she told the man of
God what had happened, he said to her, “Now sell the olive oil and pay your
debts, and you and your sons can live on what is left over.” (Psalm 145:15-19)

The Lord is faithful to meet our every need when we obey what He tells us
to do. Obedience is just as important for us to receive as sowing is. The
Bible says that Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for 
righteousness. The Bible also says that those who come to God must believe 
that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. We 
must be confident in God's ability to bring our harvest into reality and 
when we do something good or sow a seed that we wish to reap the harvest 
from, we should bring those deeds into God's remembrance. The Prophet 
Nehemiah did this when he did something good for others. He reminded God 
of his good deeds and asked that God would remember it for his good. I 
believe Nehemiah did this because he knew that every good deed that was 
done would bring a reward from the Lord in due season. (Genesis 15:6) 
(Hebrews 11:6) (Nehemiah 13:31)

The Apostle Paul also knew the importance of sowing and reaping. We read
in Philippians 4:15-19 “As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who
gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then 
traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this. Even when I was in 
Thessalonica you sent help more than once. I don’t say this because I want
a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.
At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the
gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice 
that is acceptable and pleasing to God. And this same God who takes care of
me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been 
given to us in Christ Jesus.” The Apostle Paul wanted them to know that 
they would receive a reward for the seeds they sowed into his life. We 
must have the same expectation with the seeds that we sow. (Ephesians 6:7)

I encourage you with my whole heart to do good deeds when you have the 
opportunity. Sow seeds both for your finances and in blessings towards 
others. Everything you do whether good or bad will come back to you in 
like manner. The Bible declares in Galatians 6:7-9 “Don’t be misled—you 
cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 
Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay
and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit
will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of
doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of 
blessing if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9-10) (Mark 10:29-31)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Luke 6:38 Jesus declares
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good 
measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men 
give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it 
shall be measured to you again.”

Isaiah 1:19-20 “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the
land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for
the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap 
also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also 
bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him 
give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having 
all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”

Proverbs 8:32-36 “Now therefore hearken unto Me, O ye children: for blessed 
are they that keep My ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it 
not. Blessed is the man that heareth Me, watching daily at My gates, 
waiting at the posts of My doors. For whoso findeth Me findeth life, and 
shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth 
his own soul: all they that hate Me love death.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: DROP A PEBBLE IN THE WATER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem63.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: THE LORD ALWAYS PROVIDES
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony184.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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